Thank you for visiting my page and congratulations on your pregnancy – or new arrival! I am an experienced family and newborn photographer based on the outskirts of Cwmbran. I primarily cover a ten mile radius for newborn sessions. As a mum myself I was amazed by how quickly my two beautiful girls changed as they grew older. One thing I found important was trying to capture special moments as they grew. Our little newborn bundles of joy change so rapidly after birth, recording those changes are priceless.
Arranging Your Session:
Its important to try and arrange your newborn photoshoot within the first two weeks after delivery. It would be preferable within the first 5 – 10 days so ideally organise it prior to the baby being born. The reason for this is that after two weeks, baby is more awake and wriggly. As they are more alert, they then become more difficult to pose in the newborn-style posing. ‘Lifestyle’ photoshoots however are always available for a baby of any age. It’s great to arrange a time when the baby has just had a good feed and is really sleepy! I have a home studio where I live so you are very welcome to bring baby here.
The photoshoot is unhurried and I am more than happy to spend time getting baby settled and posed for the photographs. Please be aware a newborn session can take anything from 3 – 4 hours. You may wish to bring snacks or something to read etc. However, I am very happy to come to your home and set up with my props there. Ideally near some natural light – a nice window or patio doors if possible – as I try to avoid using flash. I do need quite a bit of space as I bring lots of props and equipment with me!
I own a huge variety of little newborn accessories such as hats, bonnets & hairbands (plus baskets & other props I bring). If there is anything in particular you would like your little one to wear or something special you want in some of the photos (a themed shoot for example) I am happy to oblige. I love it when mum and dad – and any siblings – want to get involved and be in some of the photos too but the primary focus will be on the new addition to your family.
Session fee £65
Please note: session fee payable on booking
- If you are unable to come to me, then includes travelling to your home (within approx 10 mile radius of Cwmbran) I am happy to travel further afield for an additional charge.
- 3 – 4 hours session with baby
- Use of all props and accessories – many hand-made and bespoke
- Professional hand-retouching and post-processing of your images
- viewing appointment/gallery of all preview images from your session
(no images are included in the session fee – please choose from one of the packages below):
Collection A £55
- Includes three of your favourite 6″ x 8″ prints
- Corresponding high resolution digital images via digital download
Collection B £145
- Includes five of your favourite 8″ x 10″ prints
- 10 high resolution digital images via digital download
Collection C £245
- Includes ten of your favourite 8″ x 10″ mounted prints in a beautiful presentation box along with:
- All fully edited digital images from your session on a high-speed USB
- 16″ x 20″ Canvas
- Blog of your session on my website with option to bring through to Facebook if you wish so you can share with family & friends
After your session:
Once your newborn session has been edited, I will contact you to arrange a return viewing appointment – usually a week or two after your newborn session. If you live further away, I can send your gallery of watermarked images via digital download and then you have a week to choose your favourite images from baby’s session.
I also offer the combined following package:
BUMP TO BABY
£95 to include both session fees
Choice of packages above
This package includes a pre-planned photoshoot of your pregnancy with you (and your partner if he’d like to be involved!) at your home and/or if you prefer at a lovely location of your choice – possibly a nearby park, walk in the woods etc. It’s such a special time being pregnant and the months do fly by, so I would be delighted to photograph your growing bump. Then I will return after the baby is born to photograph the new addition to your family! Ideally, you should be in the third trimester of your pregnancy (over 30 weeks) as we want to show a nice big bump! If you have other little ones (or fur babies), I’m happy to include them in both the maternity and/or newborn photoshoots.
If you would like to arrange a bespoke Baby’s First Year Plan, please phone to discuss (07890 395732). I can do a plan to include newborn, 3 month, 6 month and 1 year sessions or a bump to baby plus a 1 year cake smash session etc. The options are endless! If you are still expecting, I of course photograph gender reveal sessions, baby showers and maternity/pregnancy photos.
You will be pleased to know I am also a fully qualified first-aider (and have been for many years) plus paediatric first aid trained so baby is in safe hands. I am also DBS checked. 🙂
Areas covered for maternity and newborn photography: